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INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Nighttime Bullying in Downtown AreaDate: 03-01-2014 01:15:22
From: Lt. Kris SellCase or Incident: #N/A
Summary:Officers of the Juneau Police Department have received reports that individuals frequenting the downtown bars may be acting in coordination as part of a pattern of behavior designed to intimidate and even assault other bar patrons. The behavior appears to be bullying in nature and JPD would like to address the activity as soon as possible.

JPD has received information that there may be specific individuals who are instigating the behavior. When officers have attempted to gather information some people have expressed a concern that they may be harassed by the unnamed instigators for talking to police.

JPD is hoping to solicit information, including anonymous tips, about anyone suggesting or inspiring two or more people to harass, intimidate, or assault others in the downtown bar environment. Crimeline is completely anonymous and someone reporting information may be eligible for a reward.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***